Progress on major health conditions delivery plans »We remain committed to ensuring that quality improvement remains at the centre of our approach for the future of NHS Wales.
£36m EU-backed investment in research and innovation for Welsh business
A new £36m EU-backed scheme to develop post-graduate research and innovation skills in partnership with small and medium-sized businesses has been announced by the First Minister
- Taking Wales Forward
- Statement by the First Minister of Wales: Moving Wales Forward
- £36m EU-backed investment in research and innovation for Welsh business
- Consultation on Procurement Regulation in Wales
- National Outcomes Framework for Youth Work
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 6: The Historic Environment
- Building Regulations Sustainability Review
- Support for foundation years
- Support for postgraduate study and part-time engineering, technology or computer science degrees
Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) Act 2016
The act puts in place the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more proactive, sustainable and joined-up way.
Assembly bills »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward.Learn more »
Section highlightWelsh taxes: a conversation
Share your thoughts on a new Taxpayers’ Charter.
Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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An annual report which gives estimates of the size structure of all enterprises that are active in Wales, including estimates for the very smallest businesses that operate below the VAT threshold.
- In 2015, 38.1 per cent of private sector employment in Wales was accounted for by large enterprises (those with 250 or more employees), compared to 40.2 per cent for the UK as a whole.
- Between 2003 and 2015, the proportion of employment in the large size-band fell by 3.4 percentage points in Wales and fell by 3.2 percentage points in the UK.
- Between 2003 and 2015, around 0.5 per cent of enterprises active in Wales were non-UK owned, accounting for 13.8 per cent of employment in 2015, up from 12.5 per cent in 2003.
- There was considerable variation between industry sectors in 2014, with employment in agriculture almost entirely amongst micro businesses (90.5 per cent) and employment in production industries concentrated in the large size-band (50.5 per cent).
- Within Wales, the local authorities with the largest proportion of private sector employment in the large size-band were Cardiff and Newport (both 52.8 per cent), and the smallest was Powys (16.4 per cent).
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